The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals.
WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.'
Our priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of connection that links together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector; facilitates knowledge exchange through our networks; collaborates in research and provides a repository of information; is a reference point for policy knowledge around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities.
It is our mission to:
- Respond to the need for information on policies, practices, and rights
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration between all sectors concerned with ageing issues
- Providing a reliable platform for information exchange, empowerment and connection
- Bridge gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the ageing experience
- Develop tools to empower older people and the various groups working with them
- Help foster an age friendly environment at the global, regional and local levels
The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications.
In sum, the IFA exists to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.
Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Aboderin is also Head of the Program on Aging and Development (APHRC) & Associate Prof of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.
Older Adult Rights Ageing Policy and Development Social Determinants of Health in Old Age Health Systems Access to Health Care Intergenerational Support Family Relationships
President of the International Federation on Ageing and Chief Executive Officer and founder of the DaneAge Association
Social Welfare Ageing Advocacy Public Policy
Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.
Connected Technologies Retirement Public Policy Work Active Ageing
Professor of International Law and Human Rights
Andrew Byrnes joined the UNSW Law Faculty as Professor of International Law in May 2005
Human Rights Public Policy Law
Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón is Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law
Human Rights Public Policy Law
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine
Dr Rory Fisher is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Frailty Public Policy Quality of Care
Researcher & Clinician
Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik is a sociologist researcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Certified Social Worker.
Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty Research regarding social services assessment & intervention
Medical Doctor at the Semmelweis Medical University and specializes in Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Infectology
Adult Vaccination Clinical Pharmacology Antimicrobials Pneumococcal Vaccines
Professor of Internal Medicine
Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Durusu-Tanriover's research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination
Acute Care Adult Vaccination Chronic Diseases Internal Medicine
Head of Division Geriatric Medicine, University Medicine Cluster
Head of Division, National University of Singapore
Cognitive Frailty Long Term Care Internal Medicine Gerantology Academic Administration Sarcopenia Successful Ageing in the Community
Industry Experience (7)
- Health and Wellness
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- Elder Care
- Health Care - Services
- Government Relations